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xine-lib is vulnerable to multiple buffer overflows when processing media streams.
xine-lib is the core library package for the xine media player, and other players such as Amarok, Codeine/Dragon Player and Kaffeine.
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in xine-lib:
A remote attacker could entice a user to play a specially crafted video file or stream with a player using xine-lib, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the player.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All xine-lib users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/xine-lib-1.1.13"
[ 1 ] CVE-2008-0073
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0073 [ 2 ] CVE-2008-1482
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1482 [ 3 ] CVE-2008-1878
This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:
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